Andromeda Yelton

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Entries Tagged as 'budgets'

how the next meeting went

October 3rd, 2014 · No Comments · Uncategorized

In June, I said that I wouldn’t be voting to approve the LITA budget, due to a variety of unaddressed concerns. At Annual, Cindi Blyberg ran an awesome meeting where we put off the vote, to give our Financial Advisory Committee time to update things before the fiscal year close. And then I forgot to [...]

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how the meeting went

July 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Last post, I said I wouldn’t be voting to approve the LITA budget. And then I left you all hanging as I went off to Vegas, and recovered from Vegas, and started my to-do list recovering from Vegas… So, how’d it go? Short version Cindi Trainor Blyberg (now LITA past president) is a quiet meeting-running [...]

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Why I won’t be voting to approve the LITA budget

June 24th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

Not every board member can be a financial wizard. Every board member, however, needs to be a financial inquisitor. 101 Board Basics: Fiduciary Responsibilities, BoardSource I ran for LITA Board on a platform of inclusivity, transparency, and financial stewardship. That means I consider it my sacred trust to you, the members, to understand LITA’s financial [...]

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serials subscription economics: or, monopolies, italics, and cannibalism

January 26th, 2010 · 10 Comments · Uncategorized

So the husband and I were talking yesterday about the new EBSCO monopoly on certain periodicals, after I read Dorothea Salo’s post on the matter (now BoingBoinged). And he was wondering, so really, what’s the issue here? What’s the appeal of these database vendors? And a BoingBoing commenter wonders, “the content providers have decided to [...]

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Thing-ology on the library ebook market

October 8th, 2009 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Thing-ology has an interesting post on the economics of ebooks in libraries. They argue, essentially, that libraries need site-licensed copies of ebooks rather than ones tied to specific physical devices; this will split the library and direct-to-consumer ebook markets and allow for runaway rental/licensing costs for library ebooks. There’s an apt comparison to runaway journal [...]

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Free libraries aren’t free

September 14th, 2009 · Comments Off · Uncategorized

I feel like I should have something intelligent to say about the fact that Philadelphia is closing all of its libraries in a month, but I don’t. I sure hope this is Philadelphia playing the world’s most straight-faced game of high-stakes political chicken.

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